Your wedding reception, or after party, should be the perfect time for you to mingle with your guests, let your hair down on the dance floor, and have your magical first dance with your significant other. More and more brides are choosing to wear a separate gown to their wedding dress, specifically chosen for their after party! Reception gowns often differ from the bride's original wedding dress, and can feature a shorter hemline, bursts of color, and a dash of sparkle. Daring and unique wedding reception gowns are ideal for the bride who lusts over a traditional look for their ceremony, and a playful, unconventional look for the after party. We have devised a list of our favorite after party appropriate gowns that are chic, statement-stunning, and perfect for dancing the night away! Whether you covet a whimsy two piece, bridal bodysuit, glamorous gown, or bold ensemble, there will be a style for everyone. 

Bold colors and patterns 

Yanlin Chinese inspired red dress - Dream Dresses by PMN

Your reception is the perfect time to get creative with your style, and go bold! A pop of color, unique patterns, or both together, make for a memorable after-party look. Achieve a dramatic and stylish flair with our Yanlin red Chinese inspired gown. The vibrant color, intricate lace details and sultry silhouette create a chic, unique aesthetic, ideal for brides wanting to make a grand entrance on the dance floor. Red will also never go out of style, and will always appear timeless and classic in your wedding day photos.

Yanlin Chinese inspired red dress - Dream Dresses by PMN

Whimsy two piece 

Amelia two piece wedding dress - Dream Dresses by PMN

Perfect for the whimsy, girly bride, a romantic two-piece ensemble is a fabulous option for an after party, and is incredibly comfortable for dancing the night away. Two pieces are also becoming a huge trend in the bridal world, as they can also create a fun, versatile look. Bridal separates can also have a more relaxed, casual feel than a traditional wedding gown; ideal for an after party. Our Amelia two-piece ensemble is a lightweight, diaphanous gown that will allow the bride to float around the dance floor, while still looking effortlessly chic and put-together.

Amelia two piece wedding dress - Dream Dresses by PMN

Elegant off the shoulder 

Stella ostrich feather gown - Dream Dresses by PMN

For the elegant, classy bride, an off the shoulder ensemble is another lovely, flattering choice. This type of neckline is not only romantic, and ultra-feminine, it also adds a sensual touch to your bridal party look. Show off a bit more skin as you set foot on the dance floor, and feel like a glamorous Hollywood star in our Stella ostrich feather gown. The off the shoulder silhouette, and exquisite feather detailing adds the perfect refined touch to your reception look, and will look fabulous in wedding photos!  

Stella ostrich feather gown - Dream Dresses by PMN

Racy bodysuit with side slit  Galina bodysuit with side slit - Dream Dresses by PMN

For the sultry, fashion-forward bride, a bridal bodysuit with side slit skirt is the one for you! A bodysuit is the perfect ensemble for hitting the dance floor to show off your fabulous moves. With a floaty, airy side slit skirt, this piece gives you the freedom to move around easily as you mingle amongst your guests, and not to mention, looks incredibly beguiling. A shorter gown, or bodysuit, is often desirable for a reception dress, as it less restricting and more comfortable than traditional wedding ensembles. Our Galina lace bridal bodysuit is the perfect second look for brides who dare to be different, and love embracing an alternative style. Our ethereal bride, Svetlana, looks like a dreamy Goddess in our unique gown. 

Galina lace bridal bodysuit with side split - Dream Dresses by PMN

Galina bodysuit with side slit - Dream Dresses by PMN

Sexy silhouette 

Cierra lace trumpet dress - Dream Dresses by PMN

Sexy and sophisticated, a fit-n-flare gown is idyllic for those wanting to show off those curves during the reception. Slip into a fitted silhouette to achieve a glamorous and figure-flattering look, while still maintaining a formal and elegant aesthetic. Mermaid and trumpet gowns truly have stood the test of time, as they continue to come back into fashion time and time again, and it is easy to see why! Our radiant Cierra lace trumpet ensemble will look effortlessly romantic as you sweep across the dance floor. 

 Cierra lace trumpet dress - Dream Dresses by PMN

Dramatic cut outs Darya V-neck cut out dress - Dream Dresses by PMN

Lastly, bring the drama to your after-party with a revealing cut-out style gown. Cut-out detailing most definitely adds that something extra to a minimalist piece, and screams party and celebration. Our Darya V-neck halter gown adds a glitz and glam touch to your style, with a cut-out empire waistline and sumptuous ostrich feathers. Make an unforgettable entrance adorned in Darya, and create the most magical memories with your nearest and dearest, with a gown that is both flattering and fabulous. 

Darya V-neck cut out dress - Dream Dresses by PMN

Usually, brides opt for a reception, party gown that boasts a different silhouette or look to their wedding dress, however, still encompasses the overall theme and vibe of the wedding. We also love how versatile party gowns can be, as they can also be worn for formal events or special occasions; the sky is the limit! 

Why not see your after party as a time to experiment with your look? Be striking, unique, and bold, and get the party started!

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